AIA Georgia announces 2023 Board of Directors & Statewide National Representative


ATLANTA – November 10, 2023 – The American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association (AIA Georgia) is announcing the new members of the 2023 Board of Directors and Statewide National Representatives. 

2023 President – Elect

Sophia Tarkhan, AIA 

2023 – 2024  Secretary 

Ganesh Nayak, AIA 

2023 -2024 At-Large Directors 

Simon Martinez, AIA 

Christian Sottile, AIA 

Strategic Council Representative 

Garfield Peart, MBA, AIA, NOMA 

Statewide Associate Representative 

Heli Shah, Assoc. AIA 

Candidates were elected through a vote from eligible AIA, FAIA, International Associate AIA, Associate AIA, and Emeritus members (in good standing) of AIA Georgia,  as well as current AIA Georgia board members. AIA Georgia looks forward to the great work and directions that these individuals will exhibit within and on behalf of the state. 


About the American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.